316 Link Hall
Lab/ Center/ Institute affiliation – BioInspired Institute
Areas of Expertise:
- Soft Matter
- Viscous flow
Pandey’s primary research interest is understanding the mechanics of soft and squishy materials such as elastomers, hydrogels, and polymer melts. At a low energetic cost these materials can bend, fold, crease, pop or snap, exhibiting a variety of large (sometimes singular) and fast deformations. Their response emerge from an intricate coupling between geometry and material (surface and bulk) properties. Combining experimental, theoretical and numerical tools Pandey studies how soft materials behave when they are adhered to other substrates, wetted by liquid drops, or exposed to a flow. Leveraging this fundamental knowledge, Pandey’s research lab aims to advance the development of flexible and wearable electronics, sensors and actuators for soft robotics and smart, functional surfaces.
Honors and Awards:
- Active learning initiative fellowship at Cornell (2021).
- International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM) Travel Award (2016).
- Pratt Presidential Graduate Fellowship at Virginia Tech (2011).
- A. Pandey, J. Yuk, B. Chang, F. Fish, and S. Jung, Slamming dynamics of diving and its implications for diving-related injuries, Science Advances 8, eabo5888, 2022.
- A. Pandey, M. Kansal, M. A. Herrada, J. Eggers and J. H. Snoeijer, Elastic Rayleigh-Plateau Instability: Dynamical Selection of Nonlinear States, Soft Matter, 17, 5148, 2021.
- A. Pandey, B. Andreotti, S. Karpitschka, G. J. van Zwieten, E. H. van Brummelen, and J. H. Snoeijer, Singular nature of the elastocapillary ridge, Physical Review X, 10, 031067, 2020.
- A. Pandey, C. L. Nawijn, and J. H. Snoeijer, Hydrogel menisci: Shape, interaction, and instability, EPL (Europhysics Letters), 122, 3, 2018.
- S. Liu*, A. Pandey*, J. Duvigneau, J. Vancso, and J. H. Snoeijer, Size-Dependent Submerging of Nanoparticles in Polymer Melts: Effect of Line Tension, Macromolecules, 51, 2411, 2018.
- S. Karpitschka, A. Pandey, L. A. Lubbers, J. H. Weijs, L. Botto, S. Das, B. Andreotti, and J. H. Snoeijer, Liquid drops attract or repel by the inverted cheerios effect, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 7403, 2016.
- A. Pandey, D. Moulton, D. Vella, and D. P. Holmes, Dynamics of snapping beams and jumping poppers, EPL (Europhysics Letters), 105, 24001, 2014.